Difference between revisions of "Talk:Cuba"
Revision as of 04:40, 28 March 2006
(moved from article by Nils 13:33, 14 Apr 2004 (EDT))
I was under the impression that it's perfectly legal to visit Cuba, the only hitch being that it's illegal to spend any money as that would violate the sanctions...? Jpatokal 22:03, 21 Sep 2004 (EDT)
That is strictly correct - though the traveller would need to prove they had not spent money (onus on them, not the US government). -- Beardo 01:11, 20 Feb 2006 (EST)
Visas and legal issues
It was wrongly stated that the tourist card fee is payable on departure. There is a separate CUC 25 departure tax.
It is stated "Usually, your travel agency will give you a discount of those 25 CUC when booking an holiday arrangement." I don't believe that is true, and intend to delete the statement unless others can say that it is correct.
It was stated that the tourist card can be extended twice - again, not true - only one extension. (Unless everyone else that writes has got it wrong.)
-- Beardo 01:21, 20 Feb 2006 (EST)
The link  does not seem to work.
I removed the statement "(Euro are changed 1:1, so it means at current exchange rates also a loss of around 6%)" as it is not correct. (Current rate 1.066 - http://www.bancopopulardeahorro.com/).
-- Beardo 01:31, 20 Feb 2006 (EST)
The gas prices were wrong. I can't recall the correct price for Regular - I'll check tomorrow.
I have taken out "Some advise to take Euros (EUR), because EUR exchange rate seems to be about 10% better than of US dollars. (Official rate in December 2005 was 1CUC=1.04 EUR=0.89 USD (before surcharge)). However taking the exchange rates between the USD and EUR into account the actual difference is only 5% and then still you have to pay commission when exchanging your USD into EUR." because it was confusing, may change from week to week and was a written from a US point of view.
-- Beardo 02:03, 20 Feb 2006 (EST)
Too much in the past; too much US. Why should a traveller want to visit Cuba now. The equivalent on world66 is a lot better. -- Beardo 23:36, 27 March 2006 (EST)